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Get a 3-hour Relief from Campout: Sign-up to watch the volleyball game
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I hope everyone is excited for Campout, only 5 days away! Help GPSC discover enlightening social events; tell us three activities you want GPSC to sponsor. Find out who GPSC is and what it does at the general assembly meeting. If you are planning on attending campout, sign-up for a psych study and get paid. Additionally, registering to watch the volleyball game on saturday gives you a 3 hour break from the siren. This Wednesday kicks-off Jazz @ the Mary Lou. There are tons of fun-filled events in this week's news, I hope you find something you enjoy. Have an incredible week!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland


This Week (9/3-9/9)

1. Tell GPSC What Student Life Events it should host
Vote Here!
Andrew and Alexis would like to hear what events you all would like us to host for the graduate and professional students this year. Please put your top three events and we will do our best this year to accommodate as many of them as possible! Some options could be:
• Roller Derby tickets
• Hurricanes tickets
• Apple picking
• Food tours
• Wine tasting
• Brewery tours
• Haunted house tickets
• Lemur center visits
• Tickets to events at DPAC
• Laser tag
• Paintballing
• Party bus to Raleigh
• World Beer Festival tickets
• Anything else you can think of
We look forward to hearing from you! Vote Here!

2. GPSC Luncheon Series with University Administrators
When: Tues, Sept 4th: 12-1:30PM
Location: West Union Bldg: Taylor Cole Room (2nd floor adjacent to the Faculty Commons)
Contact: Pan Wu
Free Lunch Buffet will be provided!
Space is very limited! To register, please write an email entitled "Luncheon Registration-Sep.04", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators (optional), to pan.wu@duke.edu.
Speakers: Dr. John Klingensmith (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs) and Dr. Douglas James (Assistant Dean for academic affairs)
Come to meet representatives from Academic Affairs in the Graduate School to learn about the role they play, and resources they offer, that support the success of graduate students. Services include the English for International Student programs, ongoing department and program reviews, training in college teaching and research ethics, research on best practices, and practical help to navigate steps like forming committees and completion and submission of your thesis or dissertation.

3. GPSC General Assembly
When: Tues, Sept 4th: 6:30PM
Location: 0016 Westbrook (in the Divinity school)
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
FREE FOOD!
GPSC is having their first general assembly of the year! Curious about what GPSC does? Come join us at the general assembly, and enjoy some FREE FOOD! This is also a call for programs to select GPSC representatives for the 2012-13 academic year. To see how many representatives your program is allowed to have, please see this LIST. Hope to see you there!

4. GPSC Student Group Affiliation and Fall Funding
Deadline: Sun, Sept 9th: 11:59PM
Contact: Brad Hover
GPSC has now opened its student group affiliation and Fall funding cycles for the 2012-2013 academic year. All graduate and professional student groups, regardless of previous affiliation status are required to re-register by September 9th, 2012. Please visit our Student Group Funding and Group Affiliation webpages for more information.

5. GPSC Basketball Campout 2012
Campout Registration: NOW - Friday Aug 31st 5PM
RV Registration: NOW - Tuesday Aug 28th 5PM
Community Service Registration: NOW - Friday Aug 31st 5PM
Exemptions Deadline: NOW - Friday Aug 31st 5PM
Location: The Blue Zone Parking Lot
Cost: $15
Contact: Basketball Co-Chairs
Important Campout Facts:
• Campout takes place 7pm Fri, Sept 7th - 7am Sun, Sept 9th
• Mechanism for grad students to get men's basketball season tickets
• 36 hours of camping out at our Blue Zone Parking Lot
• Random checks called to ensure presence
• Make all the checks --> get entered into lottery
• Top 725 students in lottery can purchase season ticket card
• $200 for season ticket card = 1 ticket to each home game ($10/game)

6. Help Run Campout
Committee Meeting #2: Wed, Aug 29th: 6pm
Location: Bio Sci 136
Committee Meeting #3: Tues, Sept 4th: 6pm
Location: Westbrook 0014W
Contact: Basketball Co-Chairs
Ways You Can Help!:
Checker: Sign-up to be one of the friendly faces checking off campers inside the registration tent HERE!
Exemptions Committee: Become a member of the group dedicated to examining Campout Exemptions Applications. HERE!
Happy-Friendly-Safety Squad: Keep campout safe to ensure its continued success
Trash Duty: Help us clean up Campout and get awarded a 1-hour shower!

7. Earn Money at Campout: Participate in a Psych Survey!
What: 2-part study; online & at Campout
When: During each check at Campout
How: Pick up small packet at check-in; complete 1-min survey at each check
Compensation: $20 plus raffle for $100 gift card
Contact: Erin
Planning on attending the 2012 GPSC Basketball Ticket Campout? Participate in a two-part study that involves (1) an initial online session and (2) 1-minute surveys during each check at Campout. You must be at least 21 years old to be eligible for this study. You will complete personality measures, tell us about your daily activities, including alcohol and drug use, and report on what you are doing during Campout. We will give you a small packet (pocket-size) with a short survey for each check during Campout. You will receive $10 for completing the online session, $10 for completing surveys at Campout, and will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card if you complete a survey at each check during Campout.
If you are interested, please visit the following link for more detailed information about the study: Click Here!. Or email the experimenter directly: ekb8@duke.edu.

8. Gita Discussion
When: Wed, Sept 5th: 7-8PM
Location: Hindu-Buddhist Prayer room (Located in the Bryan Center)
Contact: Hindu Students Association
Join HSA in the Hindu-Buddhist Prayer room (Located in the Bryan Center) as we discuss Gita passages and its philosophical and realistic application to our lives.

9. If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Grad School Panel
When: Thurs, Sept 6th: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Biological Sciences
Contact: Irene Liu
Are you an incoming science or engineering graduate student wondering how to achieve work-life balance? Want to learn how others have weathered the challenges of grad school? Join us for dinner and a conversation with senior grad students who will share their thoughts on succeeding at Duke. Please note: These conversations thrive on input from both men and women -- everyone is welcome to attend! RSVP here by Tuesday, Sep. 4:
Register Here!

10. The Power of the Present Moment: Using Mindfulness to Make the Most of the Year Ahead
When: Fri, Sept 7th: 4-5PM
Location: West Union Old Trinity Room
Contact: Glass, Gary at (919) 660-1000
Start the year off learning to live life with less stress and greater authenticity. A discussion with renown meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. A student of meditation since 1971 and international teacher, Sharon is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. Her latest book is the New York Times Best Seller Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and author of The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith (2002), and Lovingkindness (1995).

11. The Power of Meditation
When: Fri, Sept 7th: 7:30PM
Location: Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center
Cost: 100 *free* tickets available to Duke students. Reserve your ticket with the Duke Box Office. Non-students: $15 ($20 day of event)
Contact: Jeremy Lipkowitz Happiness that is not shaken by conditions begins with imagining that such stable and open happiness exists, and could exist for us. We also need wisdom in order to know how to make such happiness real. This implies patience, perspective, and an ability to see things as they are. During this evening we will explore our notions of happiness, strength, aloneness and possibility. We'll practice meditation along with dialogue and discourse. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.

12. Daylong Retreat: Equanimity
When: Sat, Sept 8th: 9:30am Š 4:00pm
Location: Von Canon Hall, Bryan Center
Cost: 100 *free* tickets available to Duke students. Reserve your ticket with the Duke Box Office. Non-students: $75 ($80 day of event)
Contact: Jeremy Lipkowitz Equanimity is a spacious stillness of mind that allows us to be with things as they simply are. It does not imply indifference, however. Rather, when equanimity is present, it is the ground out of which sustained transformation can occur. It is also the foundation for the boundless arising of other qualities of the mind and heart, such as lovingkindness and compassion. There will be guided meditation as well as discussion and Q&A. Suitable for experienced meditators as well as new students.

13. Hindu Temple Trip
When: Sun, Sept 9th: All Day
Location: Bryan Center: Hindu-Buddhist Prayer Room
Contact: Hindu Students Association
Join HSA as we got to the local Hindu Temple for an escape from duke life into spiritual soothing.Location: Bryan Center: Hindu-Buddhist Prayer Room.


Next Week (9/10-9/16)

14. GPSC Luncheon Series with University Administrators
When: Tues, Sept 11th: 12-1:30PM
Location: West Union Bldg: Taylor Cole Room (2nd floor adjacent to the Faculty Commons)
Contact: Pan Wu
Free Lunch Buffet will be provided!
Space is very limited! To register, please write an email entitled "Luncheon Registration-Sep.11", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators (optional), to pan.wu@duke.edu.
Context
The luncheon will feature Dr. Li-Chen Chin, Director of Intercultural Programs. She is responsible for providing leadership for the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, programs and services for students, scholars, families and groups with diverse cultures, identities and perspectives. She acts as chief advocate for these groups, and plays a key role in efforts to encourage a global perspective on campus. In addition, she serves as a pre-major advisor for Trinity College.
Speaker: Li-Chen received her B.A. in music from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and her M.M. and Ph.D. in music education from the University of Oregon in Eugene. Prior to joining Duke in 2008, she worked in Bryn Mawr College, the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, and the University of Oregon.
I-house offers extensive cross-cultural programming and information to enhance the global mission of the university. Selected events are: Global cafˇ, the language partners, English conversation club, IHOP, etc

15. Graduate Christian Fellowship Friday Dinner Meeting
When: Fri, Sept 14th: 6-9PM
Location: Stephanie Holmer
Contact: Hindu Students Association
GCF is the graduate chapter of Intervarsity at Duke. Please join us for our first dinner gathering of the year. Dinner starts at 6 pm and worship with music at about 7pm. Then a talk and/or time of fellowship will follow. Come to our first meeting to find out who we are and what we do! (A $5 donation is recommended, but not required to help with the cost of the meal. This excludes our first time guests.)

16. Free technology training seminars available through OIT Training
Contact: Christine Vucinich
OIT Training will be offering free technology training seminars throughout the fall 2012 semester. Sessions include Photoshop, Qualtrics, iMovie, Mac 101, Designing a Resume with Word and more. New this semester, we are posting our schedule from September through October 12 (fall break) now with plans to announce registration for the second half of the semester later in the semester. Go here to view the schedule & to register: http://training.oit.duke.edu/reg Stay tuned to the OIT Training Announcement email list for additional training offerings and registration reminders.
Also, remember to check out the lynda.com online training library to learn on your own or compliment what you are learning in the classroom. Connect now: http://training.oit.duke.edu/lynda/


Athletic Events
Admission to all athletic events is FREE! with your Duke Student ID or Spouse Card!

Women's Soccer vs. San Diego
When: Fri, Sep 7th: 7:30PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Volleyball vs. Elon
When: Fri, Sep 7th: 7PM
Location: Cameron Indoor

Volleyball vs. East Carolina
When: Sat, Sep 8th: 10AM
Location: Cameron Indoor

Volleyball vs. Northeastern
When: Sat, Sep 8th: 7PM
Location: Cameron Indoor

Women's Soccer vs. Marquette
When: Sun, Sept 9th: 1:30PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Georgia State
When: Tues, Sept 11th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Clemson
When: Fri, Sept 14th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Duke Field Hockey vs. Richmond
When: Fri, Sept 14th: 6PM
Location: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium

Duke Football vs. N.C. Central
When: Sat, Sept 15th: 7PM
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium


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Events This Week (9/3-9/9)

1. Tell GPSC What Student Life Events It Should Host

2. GPSC Luncheon Series with University Administrators

3. GPSC General Assembly

4. GPSC Student Group Affiliation and Fall Funding

5. GPSC Basketball Campout 2012

6. Help Run Campout

7. Earn Money at Campout: Participate in a Psych Survey!

8. Gita Discussion

9. If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Grad School Panel

10. The Power of the Present Moment

11. The Power of Meditation

12. Daylong Retreat: Equanimity

13. Hindu Temple Trip


Next Week (9/10-9/16)

14. GPSC Luncheon Series with University Administrators

15. Graduate Christian Fellowship Friday Dinner Meeting

16. Free technology training seminars available through OIT Training


Did You Know?
Every Wednesday at 9:30PM, there is Jazz @ the Mary Lou Center!?! Check It Out!